Thursday, September 18, 2014

Meet My Main Character Blog Hop

Welcome to the Meet My Main Character blog hop!

 Thanks to the gracious M.P. Cooley for inviting me. We both come from upstate New York, the setting for her gripping mystery, Ice Shear, now available from William Morrow/Harpercollins, here: Amazon .You can learn more about her lone wolf heroine June Lyons, here: M.P. 

   Finn Sullivan, from my dark fantasy Thorn Jack, is seventeen and about to enter college. She has recently lost her beautiful, wild older sister to suicide and is sleepwalking through her life in San Francisco. When her father, a professor of mythology, moves them to his hometown of Fair Hollow, New York, Finn meets the mysterious Jack Fata and his strange, dangerous family.
   Finn was named Serafina by her mother, after 'seraphim', which means angels of fire, with Finn as an abbreviated version because her father wanted to name her after a mythical hero, Finn mac Cool. Finn has experienced major losses early in life; her mother died when she was ten and her father inherited the Fair Hollow house of a recently deceased grandmother she scarcely knew. It is a resentment toward death that drives Finn to try and save a young man from being murdered by a tribe of nomadic creatures so that they might remain immortal.
   Finn Sullivan was inspired by Alice (of Wonderland fame), by Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, and Nancy Drew. She doesn't literally kick ass, but she does learn how to outwit the villians and to maneuver through the supernatural world infringing on her own. She is a quiet, wry braveheart, reckless and fiercely loyal.

You can visit another Faerie world in The Stolen: An American Faerie Tale, by Bishop O'Connell, who is a consultant, writer, poet, blogger and member of the New Hampshire Writers' Project. Born in Naples, Italy, while his father was stationed in Sardinia, Bishop grew up in San Diego, California, where he fell in love with the ocean and fish tacos. While wandering the country for work and school, he experienced autumn in New England. Soon after, he settled in Manchester, New Hampshire, where he collects swords and kilts. But he only dons one of those two in public. He can be found online at A Quiet where he muses philosophical on the various aspects of writing and the road to getting published.

Jack Heckel aspires to be either a witty, urbane world-traveler who lives on his vintage yacht, The Clever Double Entendre, or a geographically illiterate professor of literature who spends his non-writing time restoring an 18th Century lighthouse off a remote part of the Vermont coastline. Whatever you  want to

believe of him, he is without doubt the author of the premier volume of the Charming novels, Once Upon a Rhyme. So, no matter what rumors you might hear about Jack, particularly those spread by either litigious dwarves or litigious dwarfs or that in reality he is actually the pen name for co-authors Harry Heckel and John Peck, just remember that more than anything, Jack lives for his readers and can be found at Jack

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